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How to Host a March Madness Beer Tasting Tournament

March Madness is that time of year when you get to slip on that old college sweatshirt, invite some friends over to watch the big game, and cheer on your alma mater. If your team has made it to the big dance, that is. You already have the food down – wings, chips and dip, […]

Fun New Year’s Eve Traditions from Europe

You surely have your own New Year’s Eve traditions, like celebrating with noisemakers, a kiss at midnight, or watching the ball drop in Times Square. No matter where my family is, we seek out fireworks to watch to usher in the next year. We have been lucky enough to spend New Year’s Eve in several different countries around […]

Basic Invite Makes Sending Holiday Cards Merry, Easy and Bright

‘Tis the season for snowflakes, hot chocolate, twinkling lights, and mailboxes bursting with photo holiday cards. For those of us who have our address books at the ready to tackle our own festive mailings, Basic Invite makes it easy to send customized Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year cards, as well as holiday invitations. Don’t be fooled by the name, though, […]

Super Cool Toys for Traveling Kids for Play On the Go or At Home

Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts, toys to entertain your kids during your family’s travels, or you want some fun diversions for use at home – we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to see all sorts of super cool toys for traveling kids. Toys for traveling tinkers littleBits Rule Your Room Kit While traveling, we parents […]

Thoughtfully Themed Gift Boxes Review and Giveaway

Why wrack your brain and waste your time trying to find the perfectly themed gift? Thoughtfully.com will do the work for you! Choose from gift boxes for men, women, and families. This new website offers gifts for Christmas, New Years, birthdays, or any time of year. Plus, now you can enter to win your choice from their Thoughtfully […]

World Vision ~ Give Great Gifts & Make the World a Better Place

This holiday season, give beautiful handcrafted gifts from World Vision that your loved ones can unwrap and enjoy. At the same time, feel good knowing that your presents are helping to make the world a better place. How? Simply choose from World Vision’s Handcrafted Gifts Catalog, and a donation will be made to help alleviate poverty […]

Travel-Inspired Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to stock up on gifts for the kids for Christmas or Hanukkah. Here are our travel-inspired holiday gift ideas for girls. Whether your family loves road trips, Disney vacations, or beach play ~ we’ve got you covered! Gift Ideas for Girls Who Love Music Headphones are a must for travel. These […]

Fluffy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe with a Surprising Ingredient

You’ll never guess the secret ingredient of these impossibly light and fluffy pumpkin muffins…prunes! You might ask, “How could muffins made with whole wheat flour, pumpkin, and PRUNES be fluffy forcryingoutloud?!” Well, you would not be the first to question this. But trust me. You will be amazed and delighted by this fluffy pumpkin muffins recipe! Not a […]

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet to Add Joy to the Journey

Because you love your pet, you probably feel at least a little guilty leaving Fido or Fluffy behind while you’re traveling. Bringing your pet along on vacation may be the answer. Traveling with your pet isn’t for every owner or animal, though. It takes extra planning and patience, but it can be super rewarding for […]

How to Get Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables and Fruits

Getting picky kids to eat fruits and vegetables can be a real challenge. As mom to a very (VERY!) picky eater, I know. Even adventurous young eaters may shy away from spinach, broccoli and other good-for-you choices. As parents, we want our children to grow up healthy and strong, with a good relationship to food. […]

Planning a College Tour with Your Teen

You know it’s coming. One of these days those little fledglings of yours are going to leave the nest. For many of us, that means they’ll be going to college. And college doesn’t just happen. There are many, many steps along the path to college, and I’m here to help you with one of them: […]

Hot and Cold in Arizona – Adjusting to Life in the Desert

“I am moving away from Arizona the minute I graduate and I am never, ever moving back,” I said, all red-faced and out of breath from my scorching three-mile bike ride from Arizona State University. My former college roommate recently reminded me that I told her this almost daily during my senior year of college. But here I […]

Seattle Christmas Season Fun

During the winter holidays hard-working parents are running off our feet with shopping, school concerts, baking, gift-wrapping…the list of things to do seems endless. We often forget to take care of ourselves at a time when we need it the most. My solution? A Seattle Christmas getaway! Washington’s Emerald City is full of holiday happenings sure to please […]